The coming optimism in the housing market

There’s no doubt that 2016 was an outstanding year for real estate and the housing market. In fact, National Association of Realtors chief economist Lawrence Yun was reported to say in a January NAR p…

Protect valuables when selling your home

I often write about preparing your home for a sale. Of course, that preparation is to make your home sell quicker and get the best price. However, preparing your home is more than just deep cleaning, …

Knowing the future of home sales

 

Everyone wants to know the future. Home sellers and buyers want to predict home prices. Home sellers want to know the best time to sell. Home buyers want to know if they’re getting a good pric…

Brexit might assist in some home sales

The immediate response of Great Britain’s referendum to exit from the European Union was one of anxiety and fear. Some thought the separation would set off a global recession, matching the financial c…

Getting that top dollar for your home

The guarantee of “Getting top dollar for your home” is a theme in many real estate ads, as well as being promised by many agents.  Of course “Getting top dollar” is the goal for every home seller…

A seller’s guide to this year’s market

It’s that time of year again; the real estate market is getting hot along with the temperature. And that’s about the only thing most are able to predict about this year’s real estate market. Since the…

And now the inevitable market freeze

Two seemingly mundane and unrelated news items were reported over the last couple of days without much attention, but could be a warning that housing activity is slowing. First are reports of disappoi…